Darrell Burkey
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Editing a saved mission

Started May 6, 2015 0 Replies

When setting up a survey in Mission Planner I define a polygon and then select 'Survey Grid' from the Auto WP selection. The Survey window comes up with a lot of useful information and some tabs for…Continue

 

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Darrell Burkey replied to Gregers Rasmussen's discussion Sony A6000 IR cable tuffwign
"I've found that using the IR trigger is a bit slow. Fortunately it's quite easy to hard wire the Sony A600 to trigger from a Pixhawk. See this great guide provided by Micro Aerial if interested. It worked perfectly for me  "
Sep 21
Darrell Burkey replied to Jason Rourke's discussion Live view of photo/video feed not showing up on Matrice 600 Pro using UGCS for DJI in the group UgCS
"I had the same issue appear just yesterday on my M600 using MapsMadeEasy Map Pilot with a thermal camera. I suspect the latest firmware update may be the culprit after testing everything that I could think of."
Aug 31
Darrell Burkey commented on sander's blog post DeltaQuad VTOL completes 100KM autonomous mission carrying a 1KG payload
"Certainly won't be selling them to DIY hobbyists but that price seems appropriate to me. Having built something similar there's just no way I'd  make them for much less. It's damn expensive to research, develop, test etc etc…"
Aug 31
Darrell Burkey commented on sander's blog post Vertical Technologies releases the DeltaQuad - Fully autonomous VTOL UAV with unique capabilities
"Great job Sander and team. This really is a game changer. Very impressive build. Congratulations. "
Aug 30
Darrell Burkey replied to koji kno's discussion Parrot DISCO with Ardupilot
"I thought ArduPilot was available on the Disco by default now. I was flying one day and was told there was a simple way to select it booting in to ArduPilot. I'm sure someone here will either correct me or let us know the secret to getting it…"
Jul 21
Darrell Burkey commented on Sheila Harding's blog post 6 Drones You Must Know About as A Professional
"Aeronavics! Been around longer than DJI and really know their stuff. "
Jun 30
Darrell Burkey commented on CrashingDutchman's blog post Drone Pilots Are Buying Russian Software to Hack Their Way Past DJI's No Fly Zones
"@Nikola - It's not that hard to get an unlock code from DJI. Different procedures in different countries but in Australia it involves submitting the documentation you mentioned and then they send you a code for your controller. I haven't…"
Jun 26
Darrell Burkey commented on CrashingDutchman's blog post Drone Pilots Are Buying Russian Software to Hack Their Way Past DJI's No Fly Zones
"People are worried about DJI software doing odd things and now they are happy to load unknown software to work around it? What could possibly go wrong?"
Jun 24
Darrell Burkey commented on Bart Theys's blog post Meet CargoCopter: our latest generation of high-speed, long-range drones
"Wow, that is really impressive. Why don't you bring one over to Australia and join the fun at the Outback Challenge?"
May 30
Darrell Burkey commented on sander's blog post DeltaQuad VTOL completes 100KM autonomous mission carrying a 1KG payload
"Congrats Sander! Your build looks fantastic and very high quality. I'm only days away from doing my first test flight on an X8 quadplane myself. I'll be placing a build log on ArduPilot blog in about a week if interested. I'm…"
Apr 30
Darrell Burkey replied to Brad Hughey's discussion The Case for Large-Scale Electric Multicopters
"Cool thread! Missed it first time around. Thanks for explaining these things in a way that I could understand them. Very interesting indeed!"
Apr 28
Darrell Burkey commented on Chris Anderson's blog post More powerful Pixhawk 3 coming soon
"@Hugues - One man's 'out of topic' vomit is another man's technical facts. Unfortunately for those who attempt to spread inaccurate information, on this forum they will be challenged by experts with credentials to back up their…"
Apr 28
Darrell Burkey commented on Chris Anderson's blog post More powerful Pixhawk 3 coming soon
"@Marc Dornan - I couldn't agree with you more. I would encourage Ardupilot team to move away from the Pixhawk name as well. It's an inferior product that they would be better off not being associated with IMHO (and I'm confident they…"
Apr 27
Darrell Burkey commented on Chris Anderson's blog post More powerful Pixhawk 3 coming soon
"Pixhawk 2 and Pixhawk 3 are different flight controllers developed by two groups with different approaches/ethics/cultures. Which one is technically superior is fairly obvious to anyone who has been following along even if you aren't a…"
Apr 26
Darrell Burkey commented on Kristaps Brass's blog post Universal Adapter for DJI Gimbals
"Wow, this is amazing! Finally a decent gimbal/camera option for DIY drones. Now to get it interfaced to GSC software and off we go. Very impressive."
Mar 6
Darrell Burkey commented on John Arne Birkeland's blog post ArduPilot and DroneCode part ways
"I'm confident that Arudpilot will be better off without DroneCode. I see this as a very positive move for the project. "
Sep 10, 2016

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Canberra, ACT

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Serious Fun

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 8:00pm 8 Comments

[ Peter Barker, Andrew (Tridge) Tridgell and Leonard Hall analyzing flight logs ]

Take three software developers, a bunch of flying robots, a windy day, some

coffee and mix. What you will get is a fun day of exciting flying just as

we…

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Mapping Rural Australia

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 3:30am 8 Comments

[ Walgett, New South Wales - Australia ]

Around here doing mapping with a Skywalker X8 isn't exactly news. Still, it's exciting when you finally figure it all out yourself and get to enjoy the fun of watching the plane fly over while taking hundreds of photos. A big thank you to…

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Mapping with A Flying Wing

Posted on April 18, 2016 at 10:15pm 9 Comments

I've had great success doing mapping with my Aeronavics hexacopter using a Pixhawk and Sony NEX 7 camera. But I wanted to start covering larger areas so I decided it was time for me to have a go at flying fixed wing aircraft. I started out with the excellent…

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Flying with Linux at LinuxConf 2015

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 7:30pm 21 Comments

Ardupilot developer Andrew Tridgell has presented 'Flying with Linux' at LinuxConf 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  During his presentation Tridge connected to the running autopilot software of a plane being flown in Canberra Australia…

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At 4:31pm on December 3, 2014, Alberto Castillo Rueda said…

Please help me with the gyrocamera mount for the motorbike!!

At 4:42pm on December 3, 2014, Darrell Burkey said…

I just put a comment on the YouTube video that I think will answer your question. All you need to do is load the firmware for 'plane' on the APM and then it will work as shown in the video. I also posted info on new gimbals that might work better than my DIY project which didn't exist when I did this. Here's an example on eBay: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hiflysky-2-Axis-Handheld-Brushless-Stabilize-Gimbal-Gopro-Hero-3-SJ4000-Funnygo-/321511459088

Cheers.

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